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Secret Tech Sauce Podcast - A Podcast With Ben Martinez

Your one stop show for all things technology related to - recruiting, hustle, sports, music, talent, business, art, philosophy, entrepreneurship, sales, and marketing (basically good things for the soul). Hosted by Ben Martinez & you can follow him on Twitter @benmartinezj - Let's go!
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Mar 3, 2017

I had the opportunity to meet live at Publik Coffee Roasters with comedian, Steve Soelberg . Steve is a comedian centered on making his audience laugh. He prepares his material without the worry of being politically correct and believes that comedy is the last form of “free speech”.

 

Being alone on stage with the goal of making hundreds of people laugh and connect with you requires personal power and Steve gets this power with a deep-rooted believe in himself. If you do not believe in yourself, then nobody will. Steve has performed all over America and knows that he needs to believe he is the best before he can think anyone else will think he is the best comedian.  

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • The type of hot beverage Steve and I are sipping – Coffee from the small country of Burundi for Ben & tea for Steve
  • Steve’s background and how he got into comedy
  • The power of believing in yourself
  • Comedy – The last true form of free speech
  • Comedy is not for the thin skinned or politically correct
  • Indie – Comedy. What is it and how does it relate to other comedy
  • Being “funny” or being “famous” in comedy. There is a difference
  • Getting fired from a job – turning lemons into lemonade
  • Top comedians Steve picks as mentors
  • The importance of making more mistakes
  • Coffee’s for closers – Episode over

 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.

 

Links:

Steve’s website

Steve on YouTube  

Steve on Instagram


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Feb 22, 2017

With all the attention of start-ups going in the big cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York City - Colleen Jenkins has found her niche in St. Louis with PluggedIn.

She has created a customized technology platform as a service as a software. During her days leading Talent Acquisition for the VC firm, Cultivation Capital, she realized that early stage start ups do not have the time or help finding top talent. Thus, she took her entrepreneur skills to work and started PluggedIn.

Entrepreneurship is nothing new to Colleen. In May 2014, she founded and launched CoderGirl, an all-women’s coding meet-up and training program and even started a music company way back in the day called, Coma Gun Music. The point is she has hustle and can ball with the best of them.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Insight into coffee styles and how techies are using coffee
  • Colleen’s background - St. Louis style from high school to graduate school
  • Technology for the productivity minded- Slack to Google docs to SLC, Utah based - Lucid Software
  • Product CEO vs. Sales CEO
  • The importance of mentors and who Colleen goes to for advice
  • Reading and music - important for anyone who wants to live wisely
  • Colleen’s days in her 20s living in a treehouse with her roommate and a monkey
  • Coffee's for closers - episode over. Check PluggedIn - For your start-up.

 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.


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Jan 29, 2017

We are a few weeks into the New Year and I submit to say you have already failed at your resolution. 41% of Americans make resolutions. Only 9% succeed in making the resolutions and 42% never succeed at their resolutions. These statistics do not mean we should avoid thinking about how to be better.

 

Resolutions fade away over the year because of our attitudes. Every day we have a choice of what our attitude will be, not just the start of a new year. No matter how little sleep you get the night before, your attitude will carry you through the day and attract the people and work you do.

In this episode you will learn:

  • An approach that is better than New Year's Resolutions.
  • Reflection upon my past resolutions since 2013 and how they have helped my life.
  • Insights into my new podcast logo
  • Peak under the covers about my coffee roast profile
  • And much, much more…

 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.


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Dec 28, 2016

The mic drop is a gesture of intentionally dropping the microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show triumph. While this episode will not be on the level of an Eddie Murphy mic drop from the 1980s, you will get a lesson on what a mic drop is and reflections from past Secret Tech Sauce guests and insight into why I run a podcast.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • History of the mic drop - From Eddie Murphy 1983 standup comedy show in the 80s to President Obama’s mic drop on the Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon in April 2012 to Google’s Gmail feature introduced on April Fool’s day in 2016.
  • Reflections from top guests in 2016 - why you should go back and listen if you missed them
  • Why Ben runs a podcast? Is it for the money, the glory, the what? You will learn why Ben spends his precious time on a podcast.
  • And much, much more…

 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.


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Dec 4, 2016

Listen up! Tatiana Kolovou, will give you a lesson on a topic that you can apply in any aspect of your life - high impact listening.

 

Tatiana is a Senior Lecturer at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, she coaches and works with executives and entrepreneurs with her consulting business and also teaches through Lynda.com. Tatiana will share with you how you can be better at what you do just by being a better listener. Listening is harder than speaking so listen up to this episode and apply what you learned in your day job.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Tatiana’s background - From Athens, Greece to Indiana University as a swimmer to swim and study under the legendary Olympic swim coach - Doc Counsilman  
  • Technology - how it helps and how it hurts us with listening
  • Bad speaking Karma - did you know there was such a thing?
  • High Impact Listening equation = Purpose + Presence - Distractions  
  • How to focus on listening throughout our day and still get things done
  • Listening - it is a dance, not a boxing match
  • Listening and communicating to be more effective as an entrepreneur or executive to pitch your ideas
  • Learnings from the legendary Olympic and Hall of Fame swim coach - Doc Counsilman on how he used listening to coach Olympic athletes
  • Finding balance in a crazy work environment - Find ways to balance yourself which helps with presence and listening
  • Are women better listeners than men or visa versa?
  • Good book reads
  • And much, much more…
 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.

 

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Bad Speaking Karma - "When everyone is looking at their phones during a speaking presentation. This will come back to haunt you.” - Tatiana Kolovou

Listening formula - “Purpose + Presence - Distractions = High Impact Listening” - Tatiana Kolovou

Nov 20, 2016

Nick Symmonds, two-time Olympian and now CEO of Run Gum. Nick’s intensity comes through in a strong way on this episode. Nick’s story to qualify for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics to run the 800 m, the lessons he learned from each of those experiences to transform his focus into being an entrepreneur. Nick will share with you how he turned a professional pain (high sugar performance drinks) into functional chewing gum to maximize his performance. Nick may not have an off switch and I look forward to seeing where Run Gum goes.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Nick’s background - from soccer to running
  • Nick’s first running breakthrough as a rookie professional runner
  • Lessons learned as an Olympian runner in the 2008 (Beijing) Olympics and 2012 (London) Olympics
  • Ability to overcome setbacks - ankle injury
  • Run Gum - how the product and company was created - from energy drinks to chewing gum to maximize performance
  • Nick’s passion about “Voice for Athlete’s Rights” and his unique ability to speak up
  • Perseverance and the importance of not letting obstacles defeat you
  • Paris Hilton, advertising tatoos and future plans
  • And much, much more…
 

Without further ado, please enjoy this highly caffeinated endorsed episode.

 

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Nov 6, 2016

Marvin Stickel, Director of Recruiting at Pandora- a music streaming company focused on enriching lives by delivering music enjoyment and discovery. If you haven’t heard of Pandora then you probably would not listen to my podcast, with all due respect. Marvin will take you on a journey from his early days of recruiting at Google to making a switch to Pandora to mentoring, inclusion and Fatherhood.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • An approach on recruiting diverse talent from his Google days
  • The importance of diversity when designing technology products
  • Marvin’s background in relation to diversity and his musical background
  • Insight into a career at Pandora and how the company values music
  • Sourcing talent - Art + Science
  • Marvin’s passion around inclusiveness and his willingness to push the boundaries
  • Fatherhood, mentors and books
  • And much, much more…
 

Without further ado, please enjoy this highly musically endorsed episode.

 

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Oct 24, 2016

Daniel Gogolin, Co-Founder of Joda Creative - a content marketing agency based in Vancouver, Canada focused on telling stories. Daniel will take you on a journey from his early days of being a student in Vancouver Film School to finding a company - Joda Creative. In this episode you will learn:

  • Advice on going beyond content to focus on engaging and audience
  • Use of other distribution channels to promote your brand or message
  • Hacks on getting sales leads when you are a smaller shop
  • Advice for managing a big brand
  • Daniel’s thoughts on the television series Mad Man in relation to advertising
  • Daniel’s other side hustle - his fashion line - Markus Amadeo
  • And much, much more…

 

Without further ado, please enjoy this highly caffeinated episode.


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Oct 15, 2016

Kolby Kolibas, Founder of The Healthy Primate - Kolby Kay has been around. Kolby shares the different versions of his career from his early days of working with the 2002 Olympics to being an overweight sales executive at big companies like Dell and Insight. Kolby was making money but not happy because his health was bad. Through his journeys Kolby realized the importance of health and how health can impact your ability to be productive.

 

In this episode, I cover the following with Kolby:

  • The crooked moves pharmaceutical companies do to sell you their drugs
  • His daily routine - it will weed out any fakers in the hustle and entrepreneur world
  • The community and people he has created with The Healthy Primate
  • Incredible books and advice on philosophies in life
  • Much more…

 

Enough of my rambles - enjoy the show.


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Oct 2, 2016

Founder of The Millennial Entrepreneur and Giske business - Arne Giske - has created a community of entrepreneurs who share their ideas and stories about their entrepreneurial journey. No matter if they fail or succeed Arne wants to talk about it and share people’s stories with everyone to help people succeed. He is not about big egos or overly money hungry entrepreneurs. Arne practices what he preaches with his Facebook group - The Millennial Entrepreneur Community and his podcast - The Millennial Entrepreneur. You will find Arne to be authentic and a hard working pro at his trade who wants to help you share your story to grow your business or brand.

Sep 20, 2016

Founder & CEO of Never Eat Alone - Marie Schneegans- a company who was founded because Marie learned from her experiences at a big company that eating alone or with the same people stifles communication. Never Eat Alone’s mission is to create connections outside of the same circles that exist within companies. Many people go to work and rarely venture outside their department to meet other people and collaborate. Marie founded a company that opens the doors to new people and ideas. In this episode, we learn how Marie started her company, her use of meditation and how she is passionate about creating community in all aspects of her life. Never Eat Alone is experiencing big success in France and New York City and will be coming to a city near you soon. Learn more about the importance of being tied to a cause and mission to launch a company.

May 26, 2016

Co-founder & CEO of LeadIQ - Mei Siauw - a company who was founded by serendipity that helps sales people build prospect lists, enrich leads with social profiles and prevents salespeople from sending spam emails by enriching their leads with social profiles and company information. In this episode, we learn how Mei started in Indonesia then to Singapore and came to the United States for college and launched her career in a big company (Oracle) then later started her own company, LeadIQ. We also cover Mei’s experiences on how she got funding and started her company to how she balances married life and being the mother of two kids. Learn more about the hustle of being a working pro while also running a family.

Apr 22, 2016

Entrepreneur & creator of AlwaysHired - a company who inspires people to get the best job of their lives. In this episode learn how Gabe and his team at AlwaysHired helps people jumpstart into a sales career or helps people build solid sales skills to improve their commission checks. We also cover Gabe’s experiences doing one of the toughest sales deals, selling steak knives. Learn more about sales and how to become better in your career as a sales pro.

Apr 8, 2016

Ben takes control of the mic to share what the plans are for the foreseeable future with Secret Tech Sauce. He shares why the delay in recording, plans with future guests and reviews three books - Seneca, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and Sapiens. The purpose of sharing the books is neither to promote them OR come across like an ignorant philosopher with a microphone. His purpose is to share what has been influencing his thoughts lately. You can decide if you want to continue listening to Secret Tech Sauce.  

Jan 29, 2016

Bortolussi is a social recruiting hustler. She shares how she recruits through nontraditional platforms, like Instagram and Snapchat, and the value that recruiters can gain from learning how to recruit there. She also knows a thing or two more about coding than your average recruiter. Learn how she hustles between Vancouver and LA and finds top tech talent.

Jan 22, 2016

Entrepreneur & creator of the 100 Days of Rejection blog. In this episode learn how to experience rejection in a different way and apply them to your work in recruiting, marketing or selling. Learn Jia’s story from China to the U.S. and the rejections he overcame to hack into success.

Dec 23, 2015

In this episode, Stephanie and Ben share the tips and tricks from this past year’s podcast guests and reflect on last years THREE anti-resolutions words. These tips and tricks are something anyone can incorporate into their own life as Ben, Gabe and Stephanie do.

We wish everyone a Happy Holidays and wonderful 2016. Chat soon...

Dec 1, 2015

Interview with Cole Fox, Founder of ProtoHack: The Code-Free Hackathon

Nov 16, 2015

Gabriel Weinberg, Founder of search engine site DuckDuckGo and author of the book, "Traction" - How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Growth.

Oct 7, 2015

Reflections on 10 Podcast Episodes - In this episode we reflect on our experiences to record and publish 10 episodes. We share great advice for someone wanting to know the behind the scenes of our podcast or what it takes to start and publish a podcast. In our edgy style we also push each other to get the most out of the conversation by covering our Snapchat usage to our confusions of our race.

Jul 27, 2015

Employee advocacy & branding will transform your employees into experts, contributors and influencers. Check out what Influitive, LinkedIn Elevate, Dynamic Signal & EveryoneSocial are doing in that space.

May 26, 2015

Cara Parrish talks personal branding, social media & entrepreneurship.

Apr 7, 2015

Meerkat - All things Meerkat and live video stream technology through social media.

Mar 16, 2015

Crowdfunding including Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and more. 

Mar 9, 2015

Special guest and Director of Marketing, DJ Waldow, covers podcasting, digital marketing and the future of content marketing. Cool fact: DJ Waldow started the Marketo Marketing Nation Podcast. 

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